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Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
Thursday, May 19, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM EDT|Brighton I/II
Chang-ho Lee (ANL)
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Validation of an SMR Gadolinia Burnable Absorber Loading Design with No-Onsite Refueling and Penalty-Free Reactivity
Gray Chang (JFoster & Assoc.), Julie Foster (JFoster & Assoc.), Jim Harrell (Zachry Nuclear)
Presented by Mie Hiruta (JFoster & Assoc.)
Assessment of Griffin Cross-Section Interpolation Capability on TRISO-Fueled Heat-Pipe Micro-Reactor
Kan Ni (NCSU), Yan Cao (ANL), Nicolas Stauff (ANL), Jason Hou (NCSU)
MCNP and Whisper Neutronics Framework for Designing Microreactor Experiments
Alexis Maldonado (LANL), Christopher M. Perfetti (Univ. New Mexico), Holly Trellue (LANL)
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Preliminary Assessment of As-Built Design Characteristics for the Transformational Challenge Reactor
B.J. Ade (ORNL), E. Biondo (ORNL), D.P. Schappel (ORNL), E. Fountain (ORNL), B.R. Betzler (ORNL), G. Davidson (ORNL)
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